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ANVC(B) declares GHADC bandh from Aug 30

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
Shillong, Aug 28:
ANVC(B)’s anti – corruption wing  has declared Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) bandh from August 30.
“PK Sangma says he is innocent and not corrupted, then maybe all other employees in the council are corrupted that is why some have been suspended and others made to pay back to the council,” the outfit stated.
It claimed that Garo Hills is witnessing 'Anda Kanoon' in reality.

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NGOs seal SSC CE's office; Govt reduces extension order

Posted in August 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Aug 28:
Irked at the indifference of the state government towards their demand, members of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) and the Federation of Khasi-Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) Tuesday forced the Chief Engineer of the State Sports Council R Kharmalki to leave his office chamber even as they sealed the office, as a move to protest against the government’s decision to extend his service for two-years.
R Kharmalki is a retired Chief Engineer of the Sports Council. However, the MUA government has decided to extend his services for another two years. Registering strong opposition, the two NGOs have been demanding for immediate cancellation of the extension order which the government have failed to do so.

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Hardcore GNLA cadre apprehended

Posted in August 2012

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SHILLONG, Aug 28:
Reacting on specific inputs, a joint operation was conducted by the BSF troops and the Meghalaya police at West Garo Hills district on Tuesday morning and apprehended one hardcore Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) cadre.
According to BSF officials the incident happened at around 9:45 am, when after receiving specific inputs a joint operation was conducted at Berangapara market, West Garo Hills district.

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‘Need to adopt energy conservation measures’

Posted in August 2012

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SHILLONG, Aug 28:
There is a need to adopt energy conservation measures in the light of dwindling resources and global warming, State Power Commissioner and Secretary J Lyngdoh has emphasized.
He was addressing a one day workshop on Notified Perform Achieve and Trade for designated consumers from the state of Assam and Meghalaya held in the city on Tuesday.
“Under Basin Development Programme, the energy conservation will form an important component of energy mission adding that the amount of subsidies given to the industries should be linked with the quantity of energy saved by them”, Lyngdoh informed.

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Survey of Biodiversity in Meghalaya and its potential launched

Posted in August 2012

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SHILLONG, Aug 28:
Meghalaya biodiversity comprises of an enormous species of flora and fauna. But some of its natural resources are under threat and ironically the species are not documented.
Keeping this in mind, Additional Chief Secretary and Chairman of the Meghalaya State Biodiversity Board PBO Warjri Tuesday launched a project, ‘Survey of Biodiversity in Meghalaya and its potential’ aimed at carrying out a survey of biodiversity of Meghalaya and its potentials.
Speaking on the occasion, he stressed on the importance of biodiversity and its conservation. He said that the state’s biodiversity is under threat and if not checked many species will become extinct in 20 years time.

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